Theatre and Identity in Imperial Russia

Theatre and Identity in Imperial Russia

by Catherine A. Schuler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 158729799X

ISBN-13: 2901587297990

Pub. Date: 04/15/2009

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

Using The dramatic events of nineteenth-century Russian history as a backdrop, Catherine Schuler reveals the intricate links among national modernization, identity, and theatre. By exploring the ways in which theatrical administrators, playwrights, and actors responded to three tsars, two wars, and a major revolt, she demonstrates the battle for the hearts and minds

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Using The dramatic events of nineteenth-century Russian history as a backdrop, Catherine Schuler reveals the intricate links among national modernization, identity, and theatre. By exploring the ways in which theatrical administrators, playwrights, and actors responded to three tsars, two wars, and a major revolt, she demonstrates the battle for the hearts and minds of the Russian people.

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ISBN-13:
2901587297990
Publisher:
University of Iowa Press
Publication date:
04/15/2009
Series:
Studies Theatre Hist & Culture
Edition description:
1
Pages:
364

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Theatre, Performance, and Identity in Imperial Russia: Ambitious Emperors and Cultural Colonialism 1

1 The Culture Wars National Crises, National Consciousness, National Theatre 25

2 Uncertain Boundaries Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Shakhovskoi and the Rise of the Teatral 65

3 Friction in the Fatherland Actors and the Intelligentsia in the Interwar Era 115

4 A Suffering Nation Performing Narodnost' in the Era of the Great Reforms 177

Epilogue: Us and Them 243

Notes 247

Bibliography 301

Index 317

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